A few months ago, I found myself on a ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
There was water all around as far as I could see. Upwards was sky…. limitless space… cloud-filled by day and starry by night. The rare Venus and Jupiter conjunction was playing out in the celestial drama. I tracked the stars every night with an app on my phone - marveling about how we circle around each other.
One cold, squally night I was on the top deck looking over at rails at the dark wake. Only one other person was on deck with me – a stranger. It was eerie and quiet and I felt vulnerable - and yet - far away from any land I have known, I felt a euphoric sense of belonging.
This work is about that moment of connection to being where you are.
Wherever you are.
ABOUT THE SONG
I must acknowledge this song by Talking Heads as it shares my show title - And is so apt! The lyrics are lovely… and long … so I’m ripping out a few precious lines – with apologies to Mr Byrne.
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground, head in the sky…
I got plenty of time
You got light in your eyes…
Never for money, always for love…
Home, is where I want to be
But I guess I'm already there
I come home, she lifted up her wings
I guess that this must be the place…
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I'll be.
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, TALKING HEADS. SONGWRITERS BYRNE, DAVID/WEYMOUTH, TINA/HARRISON, JERRY/FRANTZ, CHRISTOPHER